Department of English
209 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Kenneth Hodges is a professor in the Department of English.
- Sir Thomas Malory
- Arthurian Literature
- Medieval Literature
- Early Modern Literature, esp. Spenser
- PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- MA, University of California at Berkley
- BA, Williams College
- Modern Language Association
- Medieval Academy of America
- International Arthurian Society, North American Branch
- Tony Hilfer Prize for best article published the previous year in TSLL, 2013
Forging Chivalric Communities in Malory’s Morte Darthur. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Reviews: Speculum 81.3 (2006): 865; JEGP 106.3 (2007): 411-13.
(Co-authored with Dorsey Armstrong). Mapping Malory: Regional Identities and National Geographies in Le Morte Darthur. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Recent Journal Articles
“How King Arthur Invented Christmas: Reimagining Arthur and Rome in Early Modern Scotland and England,” Arthuriana 29.3 (2019): 25-42.
Recent Book Chapters
“Spenser, Malory, and Regionalism in Arthurian Literature,” The World of Arthur, ed. Victoria Coldham-Fussell, Renée Ward, and Miriam Edlich-Muth (Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge). Forthcoming.
"Guinevere's Ghost: Spenser's Response to Malory's Erotics," Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England: Literature and the Erotics of Recollection, ed. John S. Garrison and Kyle Pivetti (New York: Routledge, 2016).
“Putting King Arthur on the Map: Heraldry, Chorography, and Drayton’s Poly-Olbion.” 2019 Reesing Lecture, Medieval and Renaissance Research Seminar, Baylor University, Nov. 8, 2019.
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